London is best for...

Street food: London is bursting with food markets, with Borough Market and Smithfield Market being amongst the best

British classics: Sample fish & chips in Camden, a Sunday Roast in Notting Hill and Bangers & Mash in Soho

Afternoon tea: With teas, scones, finger sandwiches and dainty cakes, there is nothing better than an afternoon tea in London

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in London is English

Currency: The currency used in London is the Pound

Local time: London's local time is the same as throughout the UK

Fly to: London's main airport is London City Airport

There’s so many different choices of food and drink in London, and you can try something from every corner of the world. If you have the travel bug, but maybe not the finances, then this is the perfect place to come and see how breakfast, lunch and dinner are done worldwide.

Food from London’s tourist areas is great if you’re sightseeing, but try and move away from the herds and go on your own little London food tour where you get to try something a bit different.

Different parts of London are known for their individual cuisines, such as Brick Lane with its curries, Caribbean food in Brixton, Lebanese on Edgware Road and Golders Green’s Jewish bakeries.